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Your Future In Restaurants Starts Here

We are a purpose driven organization dedicated to changing lives and uplifting communities.

The Educational Foundation empowers people from all backgrounds with the training and education they need to secure a better future.

We do this through the vast opportunities offered in the restaurant, foodservice and hospitality industry.


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National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation Celebrates Class of 2020 NRAEF Scholarship Recipients  

NRAEF has awarded nearly $1,000,000 in scholarships and individual grants to over 300 students pursuing post-secondary education.

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NRAEF Relief Fund Featured in WSJ

The NRAEF's Restaurant Employee Relief Fund was featured in the Wall Street Journal in relation to the ongoing pandemic and lingering economic pain. 

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Celebrating National Apprenticeship Week 2020

November 8-14,NRAEF collaborated with AHLAF to celebrate National Apprenticeship Week by showcasing pathways to apprenticeship through different occupations, industry segments, and NRAEF programs.

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Order Up Podcast - Advancing Restaurant Workers Through Apprenticeship

An apprenticeship is a pathway to advancement in a trade without necessarily going to college. John Shortt is the Director of Program Development for the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation. He is the featured guest this week on Order Up to discuss apprentice opportunities in the restaurant industry.

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Since 1987, we’ve helped nearly 2,000 students with merit-based undergraduate scholarships ranging from $2,500 to $10,000.

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